Thursday, 29 September 2011


Okay all you Tin Barn Fans, now is the chance to show off your goods ......
that you found at the Tin Barn Market that is!


We have had such a fun, fantastic few months opening and tinkering with the concept of our little Tin Barn Market.  Meeting and collaborating with so many wonderful, creative, & planet friendly people has been great.  Thank you to everyone who visited, stopped by, bought something, baked, created or made things for the shoppe, and to those who have inspired us to continue down the road of spreading the word about unique ways to re-use, re-purpose, and reclaim materials and the importance of diverting waste from landfills. We hope to continue to stay in touch with all of you over the winter as we explore and try out some new angles and other avenues! 

As we close out the season at our current location outside of Almonte, ON we thought a photo contest showcasing YOUR favourites would be a fun and interactive to say thank you for a great summer and your support!

So here's what you've gotta do!

1.  Upload a photo onto the TinBarn Facebook Page with a short note/description 
     telling us how how you have used a Tin Barn  find and why you love it. 

2.  Haven't taken something home from the the Tin Barn yet? Ahh, what a pity... but no worries, we welcome you to drop by this Sunday Oct 2  to create your own fun photo
     using anything you see and like. (no, you do not have to buy anything from us to enter  the contest, but your photo does need to have a Tin Barn item in it) 
     ***We will also have a camera onsite that you can borrow if needed*** 

We will be judging and selecting our top three photo favourites with these things in mind:

1) overall greatness & appeal of the photo
2) originality of how you have used something you found (re-used, re-purposed, re-h
omed)3) and above all, a touch of humour gets big brownie points! (the good, clean, fun kind)

There is no limit to how many entries one person submits, provided your photograph contains an item from the Tin Barn.

HURRY! Deadline to ENTER is Sunday October 9, 2010Contest Winners will be contacted November 1st, 2011 and will be able to redeem winning Gift Cards at our online store that we are currently working on opening in the very near future That's right...funky finds delivered right to your front door. Exciting.

Saturday, 24 September 2011


GATE OPEN 9am-5pm.....

Enjoy our little selection of homegrown, homemade goods. Each Sunday we have a small selection of treats available.  We recommend coming early if you have a craving for something specific :)

This Sunday we will have CANDY APPLES & BROWNIES!

homemade all natural FACIAL BARS & SOAP
Homemade JAMS - peach, raspberry, strawberry - NEW this Sunday - GRAPE JELLY)
Premium local organic GARLIC BULBS from the farm down the road
PICKLES - Sweet Dill & Bread&Butter

TENT SALE BARGAINS! fun junk & nik naks starting at $1

(probably even some freebies :)

Secondhand clothing & Halloween pieces & accessories also being cleared out!

& FROM THE SHOPPE..... the things we are loving this week!

Vintage Flower Storage Tins

Mini Silver Salt & Pepper shakers

Hard Case Suitcases

Assorted Old Jars


and as usual....we love it when dogs come in to try on and model our funky handknit dog sweaters by AKAINU fine handknits!

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Road Trip Destination: Mississippi Mills!

Looking for a nice, lazy, lovely way to spend your Sunday? Come on out for a country drive and swing by our little barn shoppe and outdoor vintage, handmade, secondhand market.  We invite you to join us for some laid back shopping fun and want to encourage people to enjoy the nice things this area has to offer while they're here! We are just 5 minutes down the road from beautiful Mill of Kintail where you can hike and enjoy the turning Fall colours. Click here to find out more about this fantastic little gem:


We are happy to offer a few of Linda's FRESH HOME BAKED DEEP DISH PEACH & APPLE PIES to go....get here early, first come first serve!

My sister's Homemade Sweet Dill Pickles, Bread & Butter Pickles, Medium Spicy Salsa, Jams - Strawberry, Peach, & Raspberry

Large Organic Garlic Bulbs grown and picked by our neighbours down the road!

* Antique Shabby Chic Dresser - use as is or turn it into a sink vanity
* Retro 60's flower power storage tins (pink & yellow!)
* Vintage metal cone-shaped graters (we think these would make awesome
   industrial style hanging lamp shades, parts come from an old Hamilton Beach food grater, 

   never used)
* 50s turquoise fold-out step stool to complement anyone's retro kitchen - not
to mention how handy these are for reaching high places!
* Assortment of antique & vintage kitchen utensils
* Wooden Window Frames -some with glass, others without

* Discount fabric scraps starting at $1
* Halloween Costumes & Accessories starting at $1
* Cat Jewelry - any piece $5 each

Drop in and say hello, and enjoy the thrill of a great find!

Friday, 9 September 2011

The Line-up for Sept 10 & 11

 This weekend is Fibre Fest in Almonte!  Celebrating fine fibre arts with workshops, demos, unique vendors, and new this year BUTTON MANIA!

While you're in the area, swing by and visit us at the Tin Barn
  to check out our own funky collection of
  • Knit hats & mittens,
  • Luxury hand knit dog sweaters and pet toys
  • Nice vintage wool jackets , handknitted sweaters & shawls
  • Hip retro-knit kitchen hand towels & more
As usual, we've got outdoor croquet and horsehoes for kids, as well as a doggie watering station and treats for pups who came along for the roadtrip!

Find out more about us here:
Find out more about Fibre Fest here:

the closest bank machine is 5 minutes down the road in Almonte.